A while ago I decided to depot a bunch of my single eyeshadows. I wrote a blog post about it here. I had many single eyeshadows lying about by NYX and Sephora, depotted them and put them into two Z-palettes. I nicked a few of them while depotting so excuse some of the destroyed shadows, but they still work fine. Today I will be showing you my depotted NYX shadows including some swatches.
Close up 2: lime juice, lime green, olive green, summer green & lake algae (in columns of three from left to right).
My favorite colors in the bunch are walnut, rootbeer and olive green. These are great colors to have. The walnut and olive green colors look very nice when paired together and rootbeer is one of the best crease/ shading colors out there. Another definite favorite is ocean. Blue eyeshadow is not really my thing but this grayish blue gives it a completely different look. The two bright green colors have hardly been used and I think those are better suited for summer/ nicer weather.
The way in which I organized these eyeshadows is pretty much per trio (from top to bottom). I just happened to have bought these eyeshadows roughly in groups of three, though always on separate occasions. I never intended it to be trio worthy groupings, but it turned out this way. Here are the swatches:
As you can see these colors are all very pigmented as the swatches were made with just one swipe. Only the violet and purple don’t pick up nicely in the swatch, but trust me: they actually go on great when applied with a brush. Looking at the swatches I’d have to say that I can pick two other favorites: frosted ocean and rust. Look at that shine and pigmentation. Can you say wow?
Do you have any eyeshadows by NYX? If so, which ones? If not, have you ever heard of this brand?